2010 News Archives

2010 News Archives

Wake MAB In Action
December 12, 2010

Chain reaction collision between three school activity busses on eastbound Highway 64 at Edinburgh Drive. Dispatched about 10:30 a.m. Occupants included about 113 eighth-graders on a field trip from Asheboro. MAB Bus on the scene.

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“Made In High Point: Medical Ambulance Bus”
November 10, 2010

Sartin Services’s MAB appears on Fox 8’s “Made In High Point: Medical Ambulance Bus”.

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High Point Regional Hospital Tests Its Readiness
October 28, 2010

A key to the success of the drill was a pair of customized medical ambulance buses manufactured by Sartin Services, a High Point company. One of them is owned by Guilford County EMS. Currently, 21 others are in service around the country.

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President Obama’s Speech
October 7, 2010

MAB Bus was present at President Obama’s speech at Bowie State University.

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Lexington Gets An Ambulance Bus
August 11, 2010

“The addition of this vehicle greatly increases our ability to handle larger emergencies and disasters in Lexington and throughout the Bluegrass region and around the state, for example a tornado or the evacuation of a hospital or a nursing home,” Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry said.

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MAB on the scene
February 23, 2010

On April 29, 2009 shortly after 10:00 a.m. CMPD along with several other agencies (Charlotte Fire Department, NC State Highway Patrol, and Medic) responded to a traffic collision on I-77S involving a Cabarrus County Activity School Bus.  On board the bus were approximately 33 children and 12 adults who were en route to Camp Thunderbird.  All of the passengers were able to escape the bus prior to arrival of CFD and Medic.

In approximately 30 minutes Charlotte FF’s and Medic were able to treat, stabilize, and transport those injured to area hospitals.  Those who were not hurt were taken to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Headquarters to re unite with their families.  The Charlotte Fire Dept upgraded this incident to a 2nd alarm response, bringing nearly 48 firefighters to the scene to support this mass causality incident.  Additional firefighters were assigned to CMPD headquarters to support the uninjured children who were able to reunite with their parents.

Medic’s response to the collision consisted of 8 ambulances, a Mass Casualty Response Unit, and one of Medic’s two Mass Casualty Transport Buses. Approximately 28 Paramedics, EMT’s and Medic Supervisors managed medical care on scene.  A total of 62 patients were evaluated by Medic Paramedics and CFD first responders.  36 total patients were transported to area hospitals for treatment.  The 11 most seriously injured patients were transported via ambulance to CMC Main and Presbyterian Hospital.  The remaining 25 patients, each of whom only suffered minor injuries, were transported via Medic’s Mass Casualty Transport Bus to CMC Main and Presbyterian Hospital.

The fact that Medic was able to employ its Mass Casualty Transport Bus was critical as it allowed the Agency to safely retain paramedic coverage for the rest of the County while a substantial mass casualty incident was occurring.  Medic was able to safely respond to numerous other life threatening situations throughout Mecklenburg County thanks to the capabilities of this invaluable resource.

Acting as an assisting agency, CMPD opened Police HQ to serve as a safe location for the children who were not transported to area hospitals.  In addition, CMPD opened their Command Center to assist families in gathering information about their children. CMPD also offered assistance to the families of the children who were transported to local hospitals by confirming which hospital they were transported to and providing transportation and/or directions to them as needed.

81 children were brought to CMPD HQ to be reunited with their families.  Children were provided pizza and light snacks as they awaited their parents’ arrival to Police HQ.  The last child was re united with their family shortly after 3:00 p.m.

NC State Highway Patrol will be handling the investigation to determine the cause of this collision.

Homeland Security Showcases Emergency Mobile Transport Vehicles
February 15, 2010

Ed Sartin and the Sartin industries, Inc. MAB are featured at the 2010 Homeland Security Conference which was held recently in San Antonio, TX. Click on the links below to read all about it and to watch the short video clip on KSAT.com.

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New Orleans Championship Parade
February 9, 2010

New Orleans EMS acquired a medical ambulance bus (MAB) from Sartin Services, Inc. The MAB was named Emergency Medical Surge Unit (EMSU)-1 and has the capacity to transport 18 patients on stretchers and litters and 2 wheelchair patients, as well as six emergency medical technicians or paramedics. EMSU-1 was introduced to the public during the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl XLIV Championship Parade on Tuesday, February 9, 2010.